chucklemation (410) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice-looking brown with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is very faint, perhaps roast and caramel, but I can’t quite tell. Flavor is even meeker, with very light hints of caramel, roasted malts, some bitter chocolate, and even a touch of spice - maybe. There really isn’t much to this. It gets a bit sour at the bottom, with some sediments awaiting the last sips. Those last sips were just awful. This is a mostly flavorless, bad brown ale.
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Very, very deep brown body with a foamy, gray & beige head that plumes up large & settles down quite slowly. Aroma is a little strange, contains notes of nuts, cotton, earth, dirt, & a slight woodsiness. Pretty muted overall. Unfortunately the first sip shows that the beer is likely infected... Faint notes of nuts, grains, wood, & cocoa powder. Sadly, there’s an awkward fruit skin astringent tartness & big acetone flavor that throws everything off. It wasn’t so bad that it was undrinkable... but it was a little painful. I’d like to try this one again fresh.
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/10/2013. Pours slightly hazy dark brown color with a nice 2 finger dense tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, nuttiness, brown bread, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/nutty malt notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, nuttiness, brown bread, light roast, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, nuttiness, brown bread, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/nutty malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brown ale! All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/nutty malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
fakebeersnob (132) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had a sampler at the local tap takeover. The description stated it would have a chocolate taste. I did not taste chocolate to it. Almost tasted like a light coffee porter, except for being lighter in body and a light finish. Initial spell was of coffee. After the initial shock of the taste (not what I was expecting at all) I did like it better, but overall not a fan.